Washington County man is Md.’s first youth apprenticeship ambassador

Casey Kelly

Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz recently announced the launch of the Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Ambassador Program.

The program raises awareness of and encourages participation in the Apprenticeship Maryland Program, Maryland’s youth apprenticeship effort.

Casey Kelly, a former youth apprentice and current junior analyst for Washington County-based Beacon Grace, was named the state’s first youth apprenticeship ambassador.

The announcement was made at Frederick County Public Schools’ second annual Youth Apprenticeship Summit, an informational event that introduced FCPS students to apprenticeship employers and provided opportunities for career development.

Kelly joined the youth apprenticeship program through Washington County Public Schools in January 2018. While finishing his senior year at Washington County Technical High School, Kelly was hired by Beacon Grace as a junior analyst apprentice.